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NS3011 - Complex Adult Health Needs - 5 Credits

This course challenges the associate degree nursing student to integrate and synthesize the knowledge gained in all previous courses to be applied to the adult and older adult client with co-morbidities of both acute and chronic health needs. Emphasis is placed on the management of clients with chronic illness that is complicated by an exacerbation or an acute illness, clients with compromised verbal abilities, clients requiring mechanical ventilation, and clients with multi-system failure. The course also presents the student with the challenges of planning, implementing, and evaluating care for the client with altered sensorium and/or cognition. (30 hours theory, 40 hours lab)

Prerequisite: NS2011, NS2012, NS2021, and NS2022; (NS3011 and NS3012 must be taken concurrently)

Delivery: on campus